Debt advice shake-up in England could reduce face-to-face help
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Debt advice shake-up in England could reduce face-to-face help

Funding is increasing but most of it will go to call centres, with cash for local services halved

Thousands of vulnerable people struggling with personal debts could lose access to free specialist face-to face help as a result of a government shake-up that seeks to move more services online, advisers have said.

Some areas could have more than half of their debt adviser workforce made redundant, with local debt advice charities forced to abandon in-person services or even risk closure as a result of the plans to put debt advice services out to tender.

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